There’s something about the Renegade Craft Fair that makes you want to buy everything in sight. Maybe it’s just because the product is unique and the vendors are so talented.
See what Kira found at the last Renegade!
This Saturday I spent the day at Renegade LA – there were so many amazing artisans to check out! Seriously, I wanted to buy everything! Here’s a brand new Handmade/Homemade collection: Renegade Roundup edition!
1. Rose pyrite hand jewelry by Dapht
2. Calligraphy starter kit by Linea Carta
3. Orange floral hair bow by Bows And Anchors
4. Starfish hair clip by Octophant Treasures
5. “Some Fashion” illustration print by Nan Lawson
6. Beaded and brass necklace by ISWAS + WILLBE
7. Brass diamond necklace by Noble Town Vintage
8. Faceted bronze “rocks” earrings by Upper Metal Class
9. Coral linen clutch by Yellow Wallpaper Handmade
Happy Monday! This week’s Handmade/Homemade is focused on the Renegade Craft Fair. The Renegade season kicked off in Austin, and just made its way through LA last weekend. Kira was lucky enough to check it out. Check back Thursday for her pick of homemade faves.
For my Homemade roundup, I’ve picked out a collection of amazing booths from the Renegade Craft Fair over the past couple years. There’s an art to creating the perfect craft fair booth that draws visitors in. If you’ve attended a craft fair before, you probably can relate! And it helps that each of these booths also had great product! Hopefully these give you inspiration for your next event!
1. Hanging card display // Carolyn Suzuki
2. Product display // Kitty Baby Love
3. Clothesline earring display // Urban Heirloom
4. Chalkboard booth sign // Type.Lites
5. Booth theme + execution // Something’s Hiding in Here
6. Use of corrugated cardboard // The Drawing Machine
7. Painted kraft paper tablecloth // Oh, Hello Friend
8. Letting the product pop // Up in the Air Somewhere
9. Use of wine crates // Simply Planted
Last month, I made these hardcover book displays to show off my wares at the Renegade Craft Fair, I meant to post this tutorial earlier, but didn’t get a chance to. So here it is!
These hardcover books were a fun and inexpensive way to hang necklaces. They can also be used at home for a personal necklace collection, since each set of nails fits a couple necklaces. How cute would they look on a dresser?!
what you’ll need:
-hardcover books (I got fabric-covered ones for $1 each at Half Price Books here in Dallas. You can also pick up cheap books at yard and library sales).
-1.5-inch long gold nails with flat backs (you choose the gauge you’d like)
-gold hex nuts (same gauge as your nails)
Mark the drill holes. I used a ruler to make sure each set of holes were equally spaced and level.
Drill. Use a drill bit that’s the same size or slightly bigger than your screws. Take the back cover of the book and move it out of the way so that you are only drilling through the front cover and the pages of the book. Tape the front cover and pages together with more masking tape, then drill. I’d recommend drilling through a phone book, or something equally sturdy. I did mine on top of a cardboard box, and the drill holes came out all wonky. So don’t do that.
Screw your screws through the book, using a screwdriver if needed. If you want to hold more necklaces, let more of the screw show through the front cover. To stabilize the screws, apply the hex nuts at the back of the book (inside the back cover).
You now have a necklace holder! The back cover serves as a ‘kickstand’ for the display. And the screws are always adjustable, in case you decide you want to hold more necklaces on it. You can also drill a hole lower on your book to hold bracelets or rings. Now you just have to find the perfect spot to display this piece!
For extra-long necklaces, hold the necklace in place by wrapping the chain around each nail a couple time.